Weaknesses of our virtues 

Many firms exalt sales people and other top performers for their go-get-‘em qualities: quick-wittedness, self-confidence, assertiveness, ingenuity, and initiative – even perfectionism.  We often cultivate and reward the behaviors we value in ourselves. As we grow, we recognize that complementary skill sets are essential to round out the capabilities of the team.  As leaders, we read more…

Coaching a Weary Team through Change

 By Gerri Leder and Brigitta Gyoerfi In the face of unprecedented challenges, how are your company’s ambitions and limitations impacting your team? Understandably, the pressure to grow is on.  A leader’s first instinct may be to focus on employees and their productivity.  Are members of your team feeling stressed, drained, unappreciated or unfulfilled?  What is read more…

I’m sorry. You’re forgiven. Let’s move on: The art of apologizing

By Gerri Leder If only apologies were that easy; they’re not. Many of us find it painful to concede fault, to acknowledge when we’re wrong. I often struggle with making a pure apology, one that skips a defense of my actions or worse. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Remember last spring’s well-publicized United Airlines read more…

Curiosity Powers Leadership

By Teresa Dougherty If yesterday’s leader was Superman, today’s leader is more Dora the Explorer, according to leadership experts, career counselors and even CEOs. It turns out, curiosity is a highly valued leadership trait for a business environment marked by innovation, transformation and renewal. “Welcome to the era of the curious leader,” says Warren Berger, read more…